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The Daniel Fast for Spiritual Breakthrough - eBook
Regal Books / 2010 / ePub
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Elmer Towns Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough has become must-reading as this powerful spiritual discipline of fasting has seen a revival among followers of Christ. Now Towns digs deeper into one of the most popular forms of fasting today, the Daniel Fast. With an emphasis on a healthy, simple diet, The Daniel Fast is named after the prophet Daniel who participated in a partial fast for spiritual purposes. Daniel was taken captive into Babylon when he was 16 years old. The Babylonian king wanted the young prophet to help him administer his rule over the captive Jewsand he wanted to "Babylon-ize" Daniel, to make the young man of God more like him. The first step the king took in his campaign was to provide a sumptuous feast to tempt Danielfood fit for a king basically fattening comfort foods. In response, the prophet refrained from the kings table, choosing instead to eat only vegetables and to drink only water. He honored God over
the king. Dr. Elmer Towns introduces readers to the spiritual, physical and mental basics of the Daniel Fast, coaching them through either a 10-day or 21-day period of renewal, and he includes original Daniel Fast recipes created by executive chef John P. Perkins. Dr. Towns addresses practical questions, such as what to eat and when, as well as how to pray effectively. Readers will learn how to encounter God during their fast, how to worship through self-discipline and how to pray for specific answers. They will also explore the role of weeping, repentance and spiritual warfare in their life of faith. Daniel is a model to Gods people of someone who chooses spiritual nourishment over bodily satisfaction, in The Daniel Fast for Spiritual Breakthrough, Gods people can learn to follow his example.
ELMER L. TOWNS is Vice President and Dean of the School of Religion at Liberty University, which he co-founded in 1971 with Jerry Falwell. He teaches the 2,000-member pastors Sunday School class at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Towns is a Gold Medallion Award-winning author, and his books include Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough and How to Pray When You Dont Know What to Say. Elmer and his wife, Ruth, have three grown children.
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